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  • FTSE 100: The UK’s FTSE index closed up this past Friday 1.29%, showing signs of hope as Europe continues to be hit by a second wave of COVID-19. 
  • SSE Composite: In Asia, China’s SSE Composite closed down 1.04% this past Friday.
  • Bovespa: As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Brazil, the state of the country’s BOVESPA index remains unsteady. This past Friday, it closed down at 0.65%.

Last Week’s Highlights

Russian Development of Nerve Agents

Recent investigations by Bellingcat have uncovered information about the development of nerve agents by Russian scientists. In fact, it appears that there are entire programs dedicated to this kind of drug development and perfection. Russian agents have historically used these kinds of drugs to do away with and poison enemies of the state.

Vaccine Doubts Set Aside, as Trials Begin Again

After several SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials in the US were recently halted, the public around the world was left wondering what is to come. However, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca have begun their vaccines’ trial runs once again. Trepidation that illnesses presented by several patients participating in these clinical trials were caused by the vaccine’s components have been put to rest, with both Big Pharma companies explaining that the illnesses were unrelated.

Coming Up This Week

Cases Keep Rising

Will there ever be a break, or will cases continue on and on in a peak and trough pattern? New record cases around the world, including Russia and the US, continue to overcome past records from months prior. The WHO announced recently that many countries are reaching unmanageable numbers of patients, overwhelming hospitals and clinics around the globe.

The US-China Relationship, History’s Perspective

The United States and China have had a historically complex relationship. The Trump presidency has only shown more clearly how the two superpowers tend to push each other’s buttons, and the pandemic has revealed this even more. In the latest pushback by Beijing, President Xi Jinping took a jab at the US, citing that bully behavior won’t lead to progress. Time will only tell who will make the next move in the countries’ ever-evolving political dance.


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